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“Igla” knife was created by order of the Ministry of Defense for special branches of military swimmers. Back of the blade has a section with serrated grind intended for cutting synthetic and natural fibre wires. Blade with camouflage cover made of black chromium coating has a measuring ruler. A slot near guard serves for bending and breaking wires. Metal finial of handle is used for fixing knife in sheath and as a hammer. Handle is designed for comfortable work in diving gloves. Sheath is used both for storing the knife and additional works fulfilling.

Sheath has nippers suitable for 3 mm thick wire cutting. Sheath also has fixing units for combined metal and wood saw and for awl.

Characteristics of a knife:

  • Total length, mm - 319

  • Length of blade, mm - 173

  • The greatest width of blade, mm - 35

  • Thickness of a butt, mm - 5

  • Width of handle, mm - 36

  • Thickness of handle, mm - 28

  • Hardness of blade, HRC - 52-56

  • Material of blade, steel: 50Cr14MoVa, 95Cr18, 70Cr16MoVaSi (patent RU236957C1).